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What is this PRR oddball? A 4-2-2
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Author:  Alexander D. Mitchell IV [ Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What is this PRR oddball? A 4-2-2

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Author:  J3a-614 [ Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What is this PRR oddball? A 4-2-2

rlsteam wrote:
Right, R. M. -- thanks for the comment. The NYC "Fantasy Steam" page is here: http://www.railarchive.net/nyccollection/fantasy_steam.htm

I have to say I like that fantasy NYC page. A surprising number of the machines illustrated there could have been real, including the super Hudson that was apparently inspired by the Niagara (and would have given the C&O L-2 a run for the money as the heaviest Hudsons built), and the 2-10-2 based on a Mohawk that is a good looker. I can imagine that series at work on the never completed South Penn line that eventually provided the bones to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

I wonder how that line would have looked, by the way, coming into my home city of Wheeling, W.Va. (proposed western terminal), with those NYC fantasy 2-10-2s running parallel to the B&O from Elm Grove (my neighborhood) and rubbing elbows with B&O Mallets and PRR Decapods on the interchange tracks that would have been in the neighborhood of Fulton, where one set of my grandparents lived.

Author:  rlsteam [ Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What is this PRR oddball? A 4-2-2

You raise some interesting possibilities. I'm not a modeler, but it would be fun to see some of these "fantasy" NYC engines become models. In fact, one of them did!
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